We started our day in an energetic and healthy manner taking a long walk (5 miles) along a forest track that once (before 1960) was the only access, by horse back, to the hot springs. As you can see from the photos the walk presented us with a lot of mushroom opportunities. By the time our walk was over the campground was pretty much deserted and throughout the mornings drive we saw lots of RVs and cars carrying camping gear on the road presumably heading home.

At one of our rest stops during the day we happened upon a lake where toads were migrating. It took a while but we eventually found a few very small toads (about the size of a thumb nail) moving across the rest area away from the water. We think they grow as tad poles in the water and then eventually migrate to the land for the next part of their lives. Interestingly just past this rest stop we came across a couple of parked cars with signs warning motorists about the baby toads migrating across the road. We did not know what we were supposed to do in response to these signs as the toads were too small to see from the drivers seat of a car and hence too small to avoid.

After another ferry ride, this time, across Kootenay Lake we dropped in at the Crawford Bay RV Park for the night. This turned out to be the most expensive camping spot so far. It is a newly opened park (this is its second year of operation) with nice new and clean facilities.